I recently finished my first pair of knitted socks, hooray! The first one flew by and off my needles in record time, but the second kind of dragged along, slowly, slowly… But, I took it along with me on a camping trip this past weekend, and managed to finish them up!
I found this yarn at Big Lots (a discount store) a few months ago, and figured the time was right to knit my first socks. The yarn is actually not too bad, considering it was a dollar a skein. Not particularly soft, but still squishy and durable- I think it’d make excellent boot socks. I like all the colors and stripes it has! I’m a little sad I decided to go with ribbing on these, since it breaks up the patterned stripes, but it still looks alright.
They are a little bit mismatched… When I started the first one, it didn’t occur to me to go ahead and start a slip knot in the same place on the second skein I had, for the second sock. Lesson learned!
The pattern I used is Lifestyle Toe-Up Socks, with a 3x2 ribbing across the top of the foot, and up the ankle/leg. For one, I used DPNs, and for the other, I learned Magic Loop, which I have to say- I really love! I’m also really quite fond of how this pattern presented all the information needed, and how easily customizable it is- I really enjoyed being able to try my socks on while knitting them! Now, I just have to learn two-at-a-time for my next pair~
(Also, I really need to find a small rug and figure out better lighting for when I take photos of my feet and legs! The lighting situation in my craft room is pretty tragic, and the floor is covered with thread 97% of the time…)